We get you noticed on stage…

Our ContenderWear by Lona Smith™ performance & competition costumes are out of this world!  They will get you beyond noticed; they will not be able to take their eyes off of you.

How do i get started?

The first step is always to contact us.  We’ll go from there in the following order, answering any questions that you may have along the way, and you will be kept in the loop as to the progress of your masterpiece dance costume with photos and communication:

Our process for your amazing creation

  • Discussion
  • Deposit
  • Design Rendering
  • Line Item Invoice & Detail
  • Measurements
  • Pattern Development & Drawing
  • Purchasing of Fabrics, Notions & Decorations
  • Cutting & Layout
  • Lining
  • Seam-sewn Appliques & Other Decorations
  • Assembly
  • Other Decorations
  • Rhinestones

If you prefer to meet in person, we can meet with you in our local Southern California area.  Alternatively, we can schedule a Google video call or Skype session.  We are in the Inland Empire, directly serving the communities and vicinities around: Riverside, Moreno Valley, San Bernardino, Redlands, Hemet, San Jacinto, Colton, Grand Terrace, Corona, Norco, Banning, Beaumont, Palm Springs, Perris, Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, Lake Elsinore, and Canyon Lake.


Ordering and paying directly (rather than through a third party) always saves money!  We do accept cash, check, most charge cards, and PayPal.